Musical.ly’s redesign adds video recommendations, new user profiles

August 22, 2017
 Musical.ly, an app best known for its lip-syncing music videos, but which has more recently begun to air shows from Viacom, NBCU and Hearst, is today rolling out an overhaul of its mobile app that will put an increased emphasis on personalization and recommendations. Most notably, the update includes a new “similar musical.lys” feature that uses computer vision to figure out what… Read More

Note 8 is the first phone with optical stabilization on both cameras

August 22, 2017

Samsung just got on the stage to extol the virtues of the Note 8’s new dual camera, and, among the adjustable focus pre- and post-shot, the 2x zoom, and other shenanigans already done with dual cameras on other phones, it slipped one unique feature in a jiffy. It turns out that the Note 8 is the first major phone that has optical image stabilization on both camera sensors. 

Thus, the 12MP wide angle lens and the 12MP telephoto one both have their system of springs and shocks that compensate for hand movements hundreds of times per second, making …

Samsung Galaxy Note 8 hands-on: The Cautionary Follow-up

August 22, 2017

A dark, stormy cloud hung over Samsung’s head for a good time leading up to the announcement of the Galaxy S8 earlier this year. That’s because the company was still enduring the fallout from its failure with the Note 7 during the crucial holiday season last year. Initially, it seemed as though the phone was going to rocket to stardom thanks to positive reviews from critics around, but things went off on a tangent once reports started surfacing about Note 7 handsets exploding. 

Eventually, it was determined that battery faults were the culprit in the phone’s issue, …

Samsung Galaxy Note 8 vs OnePlus 5 vs Google Pixel XL vs HTC U11: specs comparison

August 22, 2017

It’s time for the Note 8 to go head to head with a solid bunch of heavy-hitters, namely the OnePlus 5, the Google Pixel XL, and finally, the HTC U11.

A respectable round-up indeed, those 3 are not exactly direct rivals to the Note 8 due to the latter being a productivity-oriented device that’s still a bit mainstream.
As some consumers could end up being on the fence between the upcoming Note 8 and any of the aforementioned devices, a specs comparison that should help you with the decision is a mighty fine idea. Here’s how these four …

Samsung Galaxy Note 8 vs Galaxy S8+ vs LG G6 vs iPhone 7 Plus: specs comparison

August 22, 2017

The time has come for Samsung to try to redeem itself for last year’s Note 7 blunder and show everyone that there’s no bad karma when it comes to its S Pen-boasting productivity-oriented phones. 

Indeed, while it already proved it can do great things when it’s hungry by coming up with the great Galaxy S8 and S8+, there’s still some weird aura surrounding the Note series, but the brand-new Note 8 is already shaping up like the one that will break the spell.
However, the competition never just stands there and observes, it acts …

Samsung Galaxy Note 8 size comparison versus Galaxy S8, S8+, LG G6, iPhone 7, Pixel XL, HTC U11, OnePlus 5

August 22, 2017

Bezelless is here to stay, with the Note 8 being the latest catwalk star to push forward the one trend that will likely end all other design trends.

The Note 8 is an exquisite device, just like the Galaxy S8 and S8+ – With the tall, 2:1 stature of its 6.3-inch display, it towers above the phones of old times that had bezels aplenty.
But how does the Note 8 compare against the current and former competition on the market? Check out and compare at your heart’s content right below!

The Samsung Galaxy Note 8 is now official: Productivity overwhelming!

August 22, 2017

For Samsung, the past year has been quite tumultuous — there was the whole drama surrounding the fiery Galaxy Note 7, as well as being in the center of a scandal leading to the impeachment of the South Korean president. But despite all of this, the company managed to release one of the most important smartphones in its history, the Galaxy S8, and also have it be a huge market success.

But this is old news by now, so it may be time for us to look in the future instead. For you see, Samsung has introduced a brand-new combatant to the smartphone battlefield — …

Samsung Galaxy Note 8

August 22, 2017
The Samsung Galaxy Note note series is expected to live on, with an 8th generation of the premium device already in the making. The Samsung Galaxy Note 8 is projected to launch in the second half of 2017 – bigger, faster, with a bolder new design, and equipped with the finest S Pen to date. The phone is rumored to bring a screen over 6 inches in size and possibly of higher, 4K resolution. We’re also hearing word of a possible dual camera setup making an appearance for the first time in a Galaxy smartphone. With the Galaxy Note 8 announcement still months away, specifics could change, so keep a close look at our news feed for the latest updates.

Galaxy Note 8’s dual-camera system has some awesome features that make it stand out from the rest

August 22, 2017

Dual cameras are the hot new trend in the mobile world, and we’ve seen manufacturers combine all sorts of cameras on the back of their devices over the last year or so – wide plus even wider, color and monochrome, wide plus telephoto, you name it. So, we weren’t the least bit surprised when we learned that Samsung’s brand new Galaxy Note 8 would also prominently feature a dual-camera setup. We were also not surprised when Samsung told is it would consist of a regular camera backed up by a telephoto lens, iPhone 7 Plus-style, but boy, did Samsung have a bunch of sweet surprises …

LG V30 back cover poses for the camera on Note 8 announcement day

August 22, 2017

Only a few days separate us from the official premiere of LG’s high-end phablet – the V30. As usual, more and more information has leaked out as the August 31 announcement date draws closer, and today, some pretty intriguing images emerged online.

Reliable tipster Roland Quandt shared a quartet of photos showing the rear cover of the V30, merely a few hours before the unveiling of one of its chief big-screen rivals – the Samsung Galaxy Note 8:

Quandt’s best guess is that the color of the back plate is the silvery Ice Platinum, but it’s also …